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November 15, 2013

Americans see through Obama's lies

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Those kinds of lies from Obama now form a list too long to escape the notice of an otherwise forgiving public.

The president’s “difficulties” of recent weeks are only incidentally because of the disastrous launch of the Obamacare website. If healthcare.gov worked perfectly, it would be even worse.

The problem is the promise the president made about three dozen times, before and after the law passed, that those who liked their health plans and doctors would be able to keep them. “Period.” No exceptions, no caveats, no “unless something changes.” As millions upon millions of people are finding out, that was a lie.

It is not a glitch. It is a core feature of the law. Obamacare depends on people being forced to pay for coverage they don’t want or need.

No matter how much the president tries to dissemble and spin it, he knew it was a lie and he told it anyway – dozens of times. And the “fix” he proposed this week, to delay the impact of his lie for a year, doesn’t change the bottom line.

Now that he has people's attention – and not in the way he wanted – it is more difficult for Obama to head fake his way out of it. When he said this will affect “only” 5 percent of the population, people know that means at least 15 million people. People know that if Republicans tried to throw that many off food stamps, the president would be comparing it to the end of civilization.

And it makes Americans more likely to wonder about all the other head faking that has been going on.

Are we really supposed to believe that Obama was unaware that nobody with the right technology experience was in charge of the health care website – supposedly his signature achievement?

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